Sunscreen is the accessory of the day – and frankly, for most it’s the only one! We are in Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee. Several times a year there’s an “Open House” day, and today Liam and Meghan are trying the resort as new nudists. The audience is mixed—from policemen to plumbers. Not everyone tells where and how they spend their leisure time, but most here deal openly with it and have no problem being filmed.
Jimbo and Christie Torres, a garbage man and insurance clerk, say, “We tell our children, neighbors, and our parents. Only our children think we are weird.”
Cypress Cove has been around since the 1960s. Nearly 400 nude fans live here permanently; this includes lots of campers and day visitors. Only in the pool area must you be naked. In the remaining areas, it is up to you. You should always have a towel with you, though. We ask a German woman who has been employed here for almost 10 years how she works it out as a non-nudist working among all the naked people...
Liam and Meghan O'Donnell, a housekeeper and a US soldier, are new nudists and are here for the second time. They live four hours from the resort and are a very spontaneous and adventurous couples. Eleven days after getting to know each other, they got engaged and then they married 54 days later!
Meghan and Liam tell us: “My parents are very conservative. They did not understand what this is about but as we told them, they just said ‘Well, then do it!’ My friends said ‘What? That's cool! Take us with you!’”
Being out of their clothes is something unusual, but the two prove to be courageous!
All employees at Cypress Cove wear clothes, except those who maintain the gardens outside in the heat. The beauty salon is busy. People who have nothing on want at least for their hair and their fingernails to look nice. Most of them have very healthy self-confidence.
Angela Hadley, a school employee, says, “My confidence has become stronger. And I do not feel the pressure of society here. And the nudists I meet here do not try with their jewelry, car, or profession to impress me.”
Liam and Meghan also seem to feel fine without any clothes. The 21-year-old and the 26-year-old have booked a night’s stay here. However, they agreed that if they felt uncomfortable, they would leave. But it seems to be going well.
Liam and Meghan O'Donnell, the new nudists, say, “100% feels good? This time yes, but on the first visit that was not the case. I covered myself with a towel and took care not to stoop, but not this time. This time, I have no more feeling of tightness in my chest. I go around here freely and immediately wanted to go in the pool.”
And what is a common beginner’s mistake? What makes for awkward moments?
Al Kross, a bartender, says, “Sometimes, you see people who point the finger at others: ‘Oh my god! Oh, god!’ It does not do well to point fingers at somebody.”
At Cypress Cove, singles and families are welcome. There are not many rules, but the few we follow are strict: don’t sit anywhere without a towel; do not take pictures of people; and do not soap each other.
Peter Sewall, general manager of Cypress Cove, says, “With us, you just keep eye contact and stand at a comfortable distance. You should do what is normally appropriate when you get to know someone new.”
Liam and Meghan like what they see. The resort is not a quirky, hippie commune but rather very modern with many recreational activities. They want to come back. Even if her nude excursion was different than they imagined.
Liam and Meghan say that they had different expectations: “He was looking for a sexy adventure,” but she was not. “I like it how it is—children, people with their dogs.” He wanted something more exciting.
Well, Liam was probably coming up a bit short today. However, a kiss for his wife is here at the end of our shoot!